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Entertainment unions issue joint statement following ENO meeting

The general secretaries of BECTU, Equity and the Musicians' Union - respectively Gerry Morrissey, Christine Payne and John Smith - have issued a joint statement following a meeting with senior management at English National Opera (ENO).

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Music Venue Trust creates Music Venues Alliance: 'Championing the Grassroots'

The Music Venue Trust has formally announced the launch of the Music Venues Alliance, an association of venues and organisations that have united behind the work of the Trust to engage with the industry, the cultural sector and politicians, to take actions that protect, secure and improve the UK's music venue network.

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The Symphonic Brass of London

A concert and education project featuring with The Symphonic Brass of London and Bromley Youth Music Trust.

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Re-open the 12 Bar Club Campaign petition

The 12 Bar Club in Denmark Street aka London’s ‘Tin Pan Alley’, finally closed its doors at 4am on Thursday, 15 January 2105.

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Arts 4 Dementia

Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) will be offering a series of eight weekly orchestral sessions with the English Chamber Orchestra at the London College of Music, for musicians with early-stage dementia and their musical partners.

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Save Tin Pan Alley

The iconic 12 bar club on London’s ‘Tin Pan alley’ (Denmark Street) is due to close to make way for an urban makeover.

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Busking in London

Members may be aware that the MU has been working with the Greater London Authority and other stakeholders in an attempt to devise a pan London busking Code of Conduct ‘Busk In London’. This is moving ahead and should, if accepted by all London authorities, set out a level playing field for buskers across London.

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Freelancers at the Royal Opera House

The MU has terminated its Extras and Deputies Media Agreement with the Royal Opera House and therefore freelance musicians will be paid for any recording work they take part in at the ROH, under the relevant MU agreement going forward, for example our agreement with the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT).

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London Pride Parade, June 2014

The MU will be supporting our LGBT members at this year’s London Pride parade. We are appealing to members to join us at the Parade to celebrate the freedom LGBT people in the UK enjoy and continue to campaign for.

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Buskers arrested in Leicester Square

The MU was shocked to hear that four piece band 'Kings Parade' were arrested for busking in London's Leicester Square on 14 May.

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